I think by now we all know how important self-care is, right? So why aren’t we doing it? I have found it comes down to three questions:
Q: Where can I find the time to fit it into my (already) busy schedule?
A: Self-care doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are taking some time in your day to do something that makes you smile, happy, and is caring for yourself, you will be on the right track.
Q: Should I take time to take care of myself or is that selfish?
A: We all need self-care, especially those in our industry. We are the givers and we do it all day long, every day. To keep doing what we do best, we must have something to give. And the best way to “fill the glass” is to take time and care for ourselves.
Q: What can I do (what is self-care, give me some examples)?
A: Here are some ideas on how you easily insert and enjoy self-care each day without rearranging your entire schedule.
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Becky Kuehn is founder of Oncology Spa Solutions, author of Life Changing Esthetics, and a licensed master aesthetician, cosmetologist, holistic cancer educator, and hope coach. Her journey started at the age of 18 when she was diagnosed with cancer. She had already lost friends and family members to cancer, so she was very familiar with the chaos and trauma associated with diagnosis and loss. As a cancer survivor for over three decades, she has made it her mission to discover and develop ways to turn around the devastating side effects of cancer treatments and return quality of life to those in need. Kuehn is the founder and owner of Oncology Spa Solutions, now the leading oncology training for spa, salon, and medical professionals. She is the author of “Life Changing Esthetics,” and a contributing author in the “Estheticians Guide to Outstanding Esthetics” Vol I and II. She has been part of the expert judge panel for The Skin Games’ Holistic, Compassionate, and Compromised skin categories. And she provides advice and education articles for newspapers and leading industry magazines and is an invited speaker for oncology training at conventions